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New Book Day – Lightning Rod Faces the Cyclops Queen

New Book Day – Lightning Rod Faces the Cyclops Queen

June 6, 2013 2 Comments »

Just a quick note to say that today sees the publication in my, er, I mean, Onk Beakman’s third book in the Skylanders Mask of Power series. Lightning Rod Faces... Read More »

The obsolete word of the day challenge

The obsolete word of the day challenge

June 5, 2013 No Comments »

Yesterday, following my blog post, I asked my followers on my Facebook page to use the word ‘egads’ at least once. I’m pleased to say that I started to see... Read More »

Book hauls and spinning plates

Book hauls and spinning plates

June 4, 2013 No Comments »

Egads*, I’ve been quite quiet here over the last week or so. As Dizzy Rascal would say the last couple of weeks have been bonkers. My head has been stuck... Read More »

My Exciting Adventures with the Daleks

My Exciting Adventures with the Daleks

May 23, 2013 No Comments »

I love Daleks Invasion Earth 2150AD, the 1966 motion picture starring Peter Cushing as dotty time traveller Dr. Who. It’s a very different beast to the TV series that spawned... Read More »

Celebrate Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Birthday by buying Encounters of Sherlock Holmes

Celebrate Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Birthday by buying Encounters of Sherlock Holmes

May 22, 2013 No Comments »

Is it crass to promote Encounters of Sherlock Holmes ‘cos it’s Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s birthday? Probably. So I will anyway. Go get a copy. It’s edited by George Mann... Read More »

Thought of the day: “I hope you make mistakes…”

Thought of the day: “I hope you make mistakes…”

May 21, 2013 2 Comments »

Hang on, how can we be careering to the end of May already. Gulp! That means I’ll soon be having to take my 6-months in look at my goals for... Read More »

Who-ology on your actual telly-box

Who-ology on your actual telly-box

May 18, 2013 No Comments »

OK, so there I am watching The Name of the Doctor on the TIVO box, enjoying the Doctor Who finale immensely and preparing myself for Eurovision nonsense when this happened…... Read More »

Would you rather your daughter read Twilight or Middlemarch?

Would you rather your daughter read Twilight or Middlemarch?

May 16, 2013 1 Comment »

I don’t often get political on this blog but I’ve just read Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove’s speech at the Brighton Conference. In the opening he says this: “Parents,... Read More »

Who-ology round-up

Who-ology round-up

May 8, 2013 No Comments »

Who-ology continues to be going down a storm it seems. A review popped up in the Bolton News yesterday that was very complimentary. Reviewer Martin Hutchinson said: For anyone interested... Read More »

Who-ology on sale – Cavan Scott and Mark Wright’s ‘Carnival of Minutiae’

Who-ology on sale – Cavan Scott and Mark Wright’s ‘Carnival of Minutiae’

May 2, 2013 No Comments »

Who-ology hits bookshelves today and seems to already be going down well. Loving these comments posted on Facebook by Scott Matthewman of the Stage: Have thoroughly enjoyed Cavan Scott and... Read More »